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Iraq War / Bush Address / Troops #810971

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 27, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) President Bush's speech this week at the US Naval Academy about US troops levels in the war in Iraq; the kidnapping of Western aid workers, the death of two US soldiers & the injuries to two US Congressmen on the road to Baghdad's airport noted.

(White House: Martha Raddatz) The issue of US troop reductions & the status of Iraqi replacement forces examined; troop statistics cited; details given about areas where Iraqis need US logistical support. [Consultant retired Gen. Jack KEANE†- talks about the readiness of Iraqi security forces.] [November 20, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - calls it a "red herring."] [In Baghdad, multinational training commander Lt. Gen. Martin DEMPSEY†- talks about their responsibilities; outlines their needs.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff; Baghdad: Terry Moran) The status of the readiness of Iraqi army & police units & the possibility of negotiations with the insurgency outlined, compared & discussed. [US Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay KHALILZAD†- says we are reaching out to groups.] Tomorrow's resumption of the trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein amidst security concerns discussed.

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Coverage of the Saddam trial on "Nightline" noted.

Woodruff, Bob;
Raddatz, Martha;
Moran, Terry

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